Monthly Archives: February 2012

Oral History–my thoughts on using in your genealogy research

History comes to life with oral history A good oral history will bring life to history. When you can hear the joy or sorrow in their voice you will understand how an event had an impact on their life. Listen … Continue reading

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Amanuensis Monday: This Day is Publifhed

Currently researching Samuel Longcope, a publisher in Philadelphia around the turn of the 19th century. I found this interesting little book review of a novel he published and may have written. I found it interesting that the type set for … Continue reading

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Family Recipe Friday: Chocolate pound cake–good enough to toss

Mary Ann’s chocolate pound cake—good enough to toss This recipe has been in my mother’s recipe box for years and of course there is a great quick story that goes along with it. My parents were at a picnic with … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Wedding photo 1905, what a lovely hat

Otis Meredith Deffibaugh and Mabel A. Young were married in 1905 in Kansas. What a fashionable hat. Sadly they were married less than a year, she died New Years Eve 1905  at the age of 19 from complications during child … Continue reading

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Tech Tuesday: Scanning from your smart phone?

As a historian and genealogist  I have spent some time in archives, libraries, records offices, and peoples homes. I know my way around a copy machine, but I don’t carry a copy machine in my back pocket…but I do carry … Continue reading

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Mappy Monday: Texas Maps and the General Land Office

I love maps! When I was a child our annual vacation usually included a trip to my parents hometown of Borger, TX  the trip was about 650 miles we would make the drive in one day. (If you’re doing the … Continue reading

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Surname Saturday: Robert “Billy” Foster Washburn

In an effort to expand my genealogy search for information about my surnames I will post a brief outline of some members of my family once each week.  I hope you enjoy the post and hope that I can find … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Dress up Grandma day?

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